Edison High School green stormwater infrastructure

Learn more about green infrastructure at Edison High School

About the project

This project includes two bioretention bump-outs and a sustainable landscaping area in front of Edison High School. These bump-outs capture stormwater from the road and sidewalk and allow it to infiltrate into the ground. The city installed native sod in the bump-outs instead of seeds or plants. Native sod is a new way to get healthy vegetation at GI sites. The native plants are grown at a green house on a mat. Once the plants are big enough, the mat is rolled out at the site. Native plants require less maintenance and can absorb more water. This project also has a large underground infiltration chamber under the road to collect even more water. To learn more about the project and Edison High School’s extensive Green Campus Design follow this link- MWMO link 

  • Type of green infrastructure: Bioretention Basins, Underground Infiltration 
  • Completion date: 2022 
  • Project partners: Mississippi Watershed Management Organization (MWMO)
  • Functions: 
    • Collects rainwater from the roads, sidewalks, and buildings and lets it soak into the ground 
    • Creates pollinator habitat and adds native plants and trees 
    • Reduces hardcover and greens the city 
    • Combines safety and environmental goals 
Angled curb with grass and inlet
Inlet next to curb next to road
Lots of plants in a big area
Grass boulevard next to a school
Angled curb with grass next to sidewalk and road

Contact us

Surface Water & Sewers

Public Works




Public Service Center
250 South 4th St, Room 300
Minneapolis, MN 55415

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Office hours

Monday – Friday
7 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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